• Alpine - IDE-178BT


  • $359.00 $379.00

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The IDE-178BT is a Digital Media Receiver offering playback and control from both Android and iOS devices, with stunning sound quality and a high resolution LCD display.

Play all your favourite music including MP3/WMA/AAC files on USB storage and iPod/iPhone via USB, or play virtually any MP3 player via the rear AUX input. Moreover, three Preouts enable the unit to be connected to multiple amplifiers to enhance your listening experience. Best of all, 9 band parametric EQ, time correction and high pass / low pass filters give you maximum control to tune the sound exactly how you like it.

Built-in Bluetooth gives you audio streaming from enabled devices and handsfree calling with full phonebook access. What’s more, Alpine’s TuneIt app allows the unit to find, customise and save tunings, as well as receive Facebook notifications with text-to-speech. The stylish fascia is further complemented by the choice of four illumination colours to perfectly match your car’s interior. The all-new high resolution LCD displays 3 lines of text including RDS (Radio Data System) information, Facebook notifications plus animated source graphics.


  • 4 x 50W High Power Amp
  • MP3/WMA/AAC Playback
  • 3 PreOuts (4 Volts)
  • BassEngine Pro
  • 6-Channel Digital Time Correction
  • 9-band Parametric EQ
  • MediaXpander
  • Digital Crossover
  • Subwoofer Level Control and Phase Selector
  • Alpine TuneIt app Ready with iPhone and Android
  • Built-in Bluetooth module
  • BT Audio Streaming
  • Made for iPhone and iPod
  • App Direct Mode
  • Rear USB port with 1000mA charging support
  • Rear AUX input (3.5mm mini jack)
  • Steering Wheel Remote Control Ready
  • KTP-445U Power Pack Ready
  • Remote Control Ready
  • High Resolution LCD Display
  • Non-shutdown design for vehicles with start-stop engine system
  • Quick Search
  • RDS Tuner
  • 4 Illumination Colours Selectable (blue/red/green/amber)
  • USB Cable Included
  • Microphone Included



  • Tuning Range: 87.5-108.0 MHz
  • Mono Usable Sensitivity: 0.7 µV
  • Alternate Channel Selectivity: 80 dB
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 65 dB
  • Stereo Separation: 35 dB
  • Capture Ratio: 2.0 dB



  • Tuning Range: 531-1,62 kHz
  • Sensitivity (IEC Standard): 25.1 µV/28 dB



  • Tuning Range: 153-281 kHz
  • Sensitivity (IEC Standard): 31.6 µV/30 dB



  • USB requirements: USB 1.1/2.0
  • Max. Power Consumption: Smartphone charge-capable
  • USB Class: Mass Storage
  • File System: FAT 12/16/32
  • MP3 Decoding: MPEG AUDIO Layer-3
  • WMA Decoding: Windows Media Audio
  • AAC Decoding: AAC-LC format “.m4a” file



  • BLUETOOTH Specification: Bluetooth V2.1 + EDR
  • Output Power: +4 dBm Max. (Power class 2)
  • Profile:
    • HFP (Hands-Free Profile)
    • HSP (Head Set Profile)
    • A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
    • AVRCP (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile)



  • Power Requirement: 14.4 V DC (11-16 allowable)
  • Maximum Power Output: 50 W x 4
  • Maximum Pre-Output Voltage: 4 V/10 k ohms
  • Bass: +-9.1db at 100Hz
  • Treble: +-9.1db at 10kHz
  • Loudness: 10db at 100Hz
  • Weight: 1.1 kg (2 lbs. 7 oz)



  • Width: 178 mm (7″)
  • Height: 50 mm (2″)
  • Depth: 161.5 mm (6-3/8″)



  • Width: 168 mm (6-3/4″)
  • Height: 45 mm (1-3/4″)
  • Depth: 24 mm (1″)


Note: Due to continuous product improvement, specifications and design are subject to change without notice.